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First Day — Sep 18, 2019

MINI FIELD DAY

The public is invited to a “mini” field day starting with registration at 3:45 p.m. and followed by a tour at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center, 67 E. Four Dinkus Road. Various energy crops that have been grown with Artesian well water and salinized well water will be highlighted. Participants will see how Energy Sorghum, Switchgrass, and short-season cotton have performed over time. For more information, call 748-1228.

SNMCAC SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation (SNMCAC) is seeking volunteers for its foster grandparent and senior companion programs. Participants must be 55 or older and must be income eligible. A tax-free hourly stipend is paid, plus mileage to and from the volunteer station. Interested persons may contact Delilah Coss at 746-6712.

VISION SCREENINGS

Wal-Mart Vision Center will host Wal-Mart Wellness from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

The vision center will conduct free screenings and talk about the importance of eye care. Giveaways will be available.


BIBLE STUDY

First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 402 W. Grand Ave., will host a “Life, Liberty, Happiness” Bible study with Henry McGowen from 6-7:30 pm. Wednesdays. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m., followed by small groups for all ages.

ART IN THE PARK VENDORS

Booth spaces are still available for the Artesia Arts Council’s annual Art in the Park event, set for Oct. 19 in Central Park. Booth fee is $75 in September; that cost will increase to $95 in October.

Nonprofit organizations wishing to host food booths are also needed. Register online at www.

artesiaartscouncil.com or call 746-4212 for more information.

A P P R E C I A T I O N LUNCHEON

Westside Church of Christ invites all veterans, law enforcement officers, fire department personnel, and supporting staff to an Appreciation Luncheon from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2002 W. Grand Ave.

Prizes will be given away every 30 minutes.

HOSPITAL BOARD

The Artesia Special Hospital District Board of Trustees will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in the Artesia General Hospital meeting room for the purpose of conducting regular business and discussing finances and other matters in an open setting.

VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

Central Valley Electric Cooperative and the Artesia Chamber of Commerce will host an opportunity for community members to sign up to vote or update their voter registrations on National Voter Registration Day from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the CVE Headquarters lobby, 1403 N.

13th St. For more information, call the Chamber at 746-2744 or CVE at 746-3571.

READ AND FEED

The Crafty Kitch Lit Read and Feed Book Club for ages 18 and up will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Artesia Public Library. The club features titles related to food; this month’s book is “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan (copies are available for checkout at the library). Participants will bring dishes related to the book, and the group will discuss the book while working on personal craft projects. For more information, contact Jo Nickerson-Harper, adult services librarian, at 746- 8506.

HOMECOMING PARADE

The Artesia High School Student Council is accepting entries for the 2019 Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, with a theme of “Lights, Camera, Action!” The opponent will be the Lovington Wildcats (school colors: royal blue and white).

Registration forms are available at the AHS office. Entries received after Sept. 19 will be assessed a $10 late fee. For more information, contact Halee Goff, Jennifer Humble or Amy Mathis at 746-9816.

CLASS OF 1999

The Artesia High School Class of 1999 will hold its 20-year reunion the weekend of Sept.

27. For more information, email [email protected] or visit the class Facebook page.

SNMCAC BOARD

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation (SNMCAC) will hold a board of directors meeting at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 19, at the SNMCAC Building, 1915 San Jose Blvd., Carlsbad. For more information, call 575-887-3939.

TWEEN TIME

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to Tween Time from noon – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Artesia Public Library. “The Greatest Showman” will be screened; come watch the movie and make circus animals. Materials will be provided. For more information, contact Jessica Paschal, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Ages 13 and up are invited to play the “Dungeons & Dragons:

Ruins of Avalon” fantasy roleplaying game from 2-6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Artesia Public Library. Characters are pregenerated to encourage players new to the game and challenge veterans. Materials are provided; players may also bring their own. For more information, contact Jo Nickerson-Harper, adult services librarian, at 746- 8506.

YARN UNITED

Yarn United, the Artesia Public Library’s knitting and crochet club, will meet from noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the library. Bring a project or choose one provided. Some materials are available. All ages are welcome. For more information, call the library at 746-4252.

QUILT SHOW

The Artesia Historical Museum Art Center will host the annual Quilt Show through Saturday, Sept. 28. This exhibit from the Artesia Quilters Guild showcases quilted and sewn items made during the past year.

GOOGLE WORKSHOP

The Artesia Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a free “Grow with Google” workshop from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the Artesia Public Schools Administration Building. Business owners will learn to help customers find them on Google search and Maps. The event is organized by a Grow with Google Program Partner. For more information, contact Jessica Becker at [email protected] or 746-2744, or Elisabeth Jackson at [email protected] or 746- 1117. Lunch will be provided.

QUARTERBACK CLUB

The Artesia Quarterback Club will meet at 7:30 p.m.

each Tuesday at the Coach L.G. Henderson Field House at Bulldog Bowl. All men are welcome to come support the football program.

WW

WW (formerly Weight Watchers) will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 500 W. Grand Ave. For more information, visit ww.com.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Practice sessions for Special Olympics Pecos Valley are scheduled as follows: Bulldog Bowlers, 3:30-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 3, at Artesia Lanes; and Heroes Remix Basketball, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 24, and 2-4 p.m.

Sundays, through Oct. 19, at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center. Athletes must have a special-needs disability and be over 8 years old to participate.

For more information, contact Joyce Munoz at 703-5228, Connie Lewis at 308-6270, or Leana Rega at 703-2210.

DANCE CLASSES

Dance classes have been added to the Artesia Arts Council’s fall arts class roster. Classes in musical theatre dance, jazz, hip-hop, intro to dance, tap, ballet, “Mommy and Me Movement,”

and adult hip-hop will be offered by instructor Alexis Fuentes.

Register online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com or call the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center box office at 746-4212.

FALL ARTS CLASSES

The Artesia Arts Council is now accepting registrations for fall arts classes. Classes are available in music (drums, guitar, piano, voice, choir, theory, and “Mommy and Me”); dance (toddler intro, jazz, ballet, adult barre ballet, tap, hip-hop, and musical theatre); theatre; and art. Register online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com or call the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center box office at 746-4212.

LADIES’ NOON BIBLE STUDY

A ladies’ lunchhour Bible study will be held from noon – 1 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 31, at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center. The books of Mark and Galatians will be covered. For more information, contact Rita Derrick at 513-1523.

MENTAL HEALTH PODCAST

Podcast discussion groups on mental health and community development issues are held at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at www.gotomeeting.me/MarkSilla. For more information, call 708- 0033.